Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The theater began to fill with kids and excitement ... Kung fuu panda ...
Friday, May 27, 2011
We will also work on local marketing plan for them as well as continuing to have them make blankets and mattresses etc. for us as they are sponsored. As well we have about 25 kids sponsored for school that we will need uniforms.
as well as the set up of the store, we have the new sewing room at the house as the "Factory" for bigger orders. They would also need a peddle sewing machine, and a sizing machine. They figure this can be purchased for $300. We have offered them a Business loan for this portion of the business adventure..
They are very excited.. Aiperie spent the rest of the day preparing a price list of the competition, as well as figuring out the new configuration of the store. Aigoola is compiling the list of expected expenditure to finalize the budget.
Such a long way and a lot of water under the bridge since the day we first met these kids in an orphanage, with Aigoola standing off at the fence line watching from a distance to see that her kids were ok... what could she have been thinking..?
Next we went to the bazaar to get the cribs for the hospital, and then the bus stop to meat the hospital beds coming in from Bishkek. Then off to the Hospital to get make the delivery... The nurses and the director reminded me of a bunch of clucking hens when you let them out into the light.. they were all chattering and bouncing into each other with excitement.. Fun to watch.
I got back to the house with 5 minutes to spare before heading to Bishkek for a meeting with Uplift. they do massage therapy for baby's at the orphanages here as well as offering a program to assist mothers of disabled children so that the kids do not get put into an orphanage.. She shared her desire to expand the program to children after the age of 6 as well. It cool, I just happened to have Olga with me translating and doing some banking , and Olga runs the knowledge store that works to bring support to families with disabled kids 6 and over... ... CONNECTION MADE.
I also met with one of our friends in Bishkek... still very early stages, but we have been dreaming of one day having our own dental staff to be able to work in the orphages.. Amagin having a portable office that could go around to work in the orphanages and institutions... provding MUCH needed care.. we have spent thousands of dollars bring kids to the dentists here, and we are only scratching the surface.
Last week we met with a Dentist from another country that is living here now, and contacted us to say that she wants to do volinteer work with us. Today we contacted one of the major hospitals to discuss setting the program up with their covering... it was amazing , not only are they excited, but think they may be able to provide a dental assistant for the program as well as register our Dentist to make sure that every thing is legal and in the right order...
I have been purposely vague about details... I will share more in the near future as the possibilities become realities... I just wanted to give everyone time to think and pray along with us. We are going to need to purchase a portable dentist office and supplies for cleaning and treating teeth.. I think to do this right and effective from the start.. it will take about $3500 some of which is already in place.. This is a great opportunity for us to make life a little more bearable for thousands of children every year... speaking of dentist, then it was off to the Dentist to get my teeth adjusted. and on home again..
Julie taught two classes today , and the girls helped Altynai move back home. Larissa and Tanya visited the three girls we found out about yesterday and brought the report to Julie about them.
"I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
when we got there we were ushered into council chambers where there was the entire city of Tokmok's city councilors and administrators there along with the local press. The council meeting was opened, and then they began to read out a list of things that we had been involved with in Tokmok... ( or at least what they knew about) many of the things I had forgotten about , but they hadn't. We were then called forward, and presented Honorary social certificates by the council chair, then publicly thanked by the mayor as well.
This photo is in front of the White house with our new documents... we tried to not be to excited
Representatives from several Embassies were there to bring greetings, including the US Embassy...
.. And as far as education goes, one is quickly rising to the top when it comes to quality , and integrity.. and that is IUCA. For many of the kids we help... this is the key to a new life. The amazing thing is that the University had such a burden for the kids here that they take students soly based their potential of circumstances and not based on their ability to pay... I know of no other University that operates in such a way, but with people like David at the lead, I am not surprised.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
11:00am Met Jengish in Bishkek and went to purchase a sewing machine for the Men's home
12:00 Met with Christy and a friend of hers who is a dentist to set a plan in motion provide a mobile dental clinic to the schools, institutions, and poor in Kyrgyzstan, preparing a proposal to operate program under Jal children's hospital .
2:00 got my new teeth,
3:00 shopping at the zoom for a picture frame to mount a plack for baby hospital beds presentation, and Volley ball net for men's home
5:00 Julie and I went on a ride through the park on a kiddy train
6:00 Met up with Jengish again and planed the next few days events
7:30 Attended a Rotary club meeting in Bishkek. connected up with workers from Uplift and arranged a meeting this week.
9:30 headed for home
11:00 coughed the tail end of a party Bekah as having at the apartment with a bunch of the University students.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The final touches were put on this job, and Monday it is on to the next. Vlady and Joe will start work on the store down at the bazaar. The micro loan has been arranged, and everything is now in place and they will begin pouring the footings.
After checking out the work, we picked up Beksoltin and headed to the men's home for English class.
But we managed to figure it out, and they are in.. they will adjust them and screw them together when they put them in place.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Not long ago a got an email from a fellow named Gene. Gene had found our Christmas pie challenge video on YouTube, and right away started to come up with a plan ...
He had a buddy named JB who needed to be put in his place so to speak...
So Gene came up with this plan... Lets offer up JB to "HELP" the kids in Kyrgyzstan, and and get JB to agree to a pie in the face if we can raise another $500... Just in time for Kids day...
I contacted JB, and he said that he figured that they would want to get even, and hay if it helps the kids ... go for it... so we have One week .. until May 27 to reach a target of $500 , and make Kids day special for 250 kids.
$500 is the Goal for JB, but if we reach that, feel free to keep going , our goal for this day is $2000 for the 1000 kids we have been asked to help.. 3 orphanges, the blind society, and all the disabled kids in the Tokmok and Iskra region... Larisa has big dreams ....
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Now before you say anything... I DID NOT DO THIS... however I almost did several times before. the kids came out of class yesterday, and the floor gave way, and thats why we ended up here today to drop off money with them to get the floor fixed. This was not in our plans, but some things you can't plan for. Our next stop was out for lunch with the kids.. They were all so quiet.. They were really nervous, so much work has gone into getting this far, and in a few hours they would know.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
We have been discussing as a team how we could do this .. we know it would make them all sooo happy. There have been many ideas passed around.. where to get the bricks from and we even have a group of men from the rehab centre that will come and work.. But still it will be several thousand dollars...
Today we were out to the home with a friend of Sergeys from Norway.. His group have made incredible impact here by shipping containers to Sergey to distribute... One of the places they bring stuff to is the seniors home, as well he pitched in last fall to help finish the heating system, so he wanted to come for a visit..
We stood outside looking at where the fence should go.. and how to make it work.. He simply said .. " I can't finish it, but I sure ca start it... And if it doesn't get started , it will never get finished..." He then offered up $2000 and said "get started..JUST DO IT " ( I found myself slightly overwhelmed, not so much by what they were doing , but the phrase "Just do it".. it was a message a friend shared with me a Long time ago, one I followed , and one that is easy to loose sight of.... ) then out with the shovel and they began digging the footings.... and like that .. we have begun the fence.... NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT......
We still are not certain about what the final price will be and where the bricks will end up coming from, but we know where the foundation has to go and we know how to do that... Now we just need to keep ahead of the workers with the plans and the money... Then if that was not exciting enough, he told us ... Get the fence up by winter and I will donate the entire orchard that you want to plant... Now that's incentive...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Then the unthinkable happened. Adoptions were stalled, and the whole adoption community was held in limbo , along with our friend.
Over the years , we have had continued contact with the kids from this orphanage, and have done many small renovations and repairs.. we have taken the kids on outings, and we have brought them food and clothing. We have been able to help with dental appointments medical and eye glasses... Emma has even taught the kids English and art.
The interesting thing is that most of the finances that have helped here have not been from the Kyrgyzstan adoption community , but from a reader that has been moved and inspired by the commitment of Bob and Carrie and their struggle to bring their son home.
Last fall when Bob was here , he helped us to Set up a family room that was sponsored by this same reader.. Then Emma was requested to make this painting for the family room.
"but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. "
It has been a great joy for us to get to know our young friend. It has been an honor for us to get to know Bob and Carrie, and it has been a great privilege for us to receive prayer and support from this caring donor.